A Flower A Day - Miranda Janatka

A Flower A Day - Miranda Janatka

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Discover the life of flowers through science, folklore, history and art - every day of the year.


Find a real understanding of nature's most beautiful expression with A Flower A Day - packed with fascinating science and stories and richly illustrated throughout with photographs and art.

Horticultural writer Miranda Janatka takes us on a tour around the world's flora to tell the stories of a variety of plants, from the humble daisy to the exotic Bird of Paradise. Our love of flowers is beyond question and has been chronicled through the centuries, but this book brings together 365 fascinating stories about their beauty, uses, botany, cultural resonance, and history. From the magnificent magnolia, which evolved more than 95 million years ago at the time of dinosaurs, to the specific perfumed rose that covers the land around Grasse in France. From the powerful medicinal elements of the Manuka bush flowers to the exact spot in the Lake District that inspired Wordsworth's 'host of golden daffodils'.

Some 365 stunning photographs and works of art offers the most beautiful collection of flora images in one place. Whether you're a keen gardener, love cut flowers or just have a passing interest in floral life, this is a captivating book to enjoy every day of the year.

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